Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Tropical Shaker Card


Hello bloggers!  How about this fun bottle shaker card!  This card evokes beach and seaside thoughts, but the bottle can be used as a champagne bottle or even as a soda pop bottle, let your imagination run wild!










The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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116 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, gorgeous. Makes me think holidays.
Crewe Trish, I'm so sorry to hear you have lost your big brother, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your Mum. He fought so hard to stay with you as long as possible. If it's any consolation he is now pain free, no more fear or disappointments, he is at peace and will live forever in your hearts. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Maria, wherever you are, I hope you are having a good time, it's very very wet here.
June, a good result, new PC,was the upgrade consolation for having to wait or did you splash out.
Norah, I think it is the norm for the govt buildings to be either non functional or dysfunctional. Our Air Conditioning is too hot in summer and freezing in winter, nothing changes.
Maureen you are naughty, if George has to go, who will pander to your needs, give your head a shake.
Hugs to all, especially poorly and missing friends, NannaTina, special hug for you.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fun card, love it, makes me want to be on a tropical beach somewhere and not in rainy England. Great video too. Have a great day all. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Such a happy feel to this fun card Sue, will enjoy the video after work. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, great idea about the bottle being used for champagne as well.

Pam I reiterate everything you have said. No the upgrade is because they could not match like for like PC as they were al out of stock so as part of the agreement they have to provide a higher priced one. The only down side to all this fiasco is that BT have told me that as I know long have a broadband with them (I switched to Virgin 2 years ago because it was cheaper), then they will cancel the email I have had for 30 years without any notice, I have been on the phone to them constantly for the past 2 days trying to sort it out. The only way I can keep this email is if I have my broadband with them again............It is an awful way to treat their customers. I have therefore now had to open a gmail account and let everyone know, gosh it is going to take me ages and ages to sort it out. Anyway enough about me.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

DeCor said...

What a cheery an fun card! Love the message. This hibiscus are stinging. Makes me want to be lost in their beautiful setting. Have a good day.

DeCor said...

What a cheery an fun card! Love the message. This hibiscus are stinging. Makes me want to be lost in their beautiful setting. Have a good day.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a brilliant card, and video.
June I have just had to change my E-mail address too it is such a nuisance.
Take care all Kitty.

Karen Drew said...

Such a great fun card. Something cheery on such a miserable morning
Luv
Karen xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Today's card will make everyone want to be on a gorgeous beach somewhere, warm and not raining. Love it. Have a good day.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a vile wet cold day, more like November than June. Why you relocated from the warmth of Florida to the cold of the UK beats me lol.
So to wake up to this bright happy cheerful sample takes my mind off the outside gloom and replaced it with the lush smell of coconut sun block, the heat of the sun on my joints a long cold pina colada a good book and the sound of gentle rippling waves kissing the golden hot sands - then I woke up lol.
So I'll send on my love n hugs to help give you a bright happy day xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely tropical card today, very warming on this very dull, windy and wet day.
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

What a great fun card, just the thing to cheer us up on this wet and grey morning x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a really fun card. Wish i was on that tropical beach with my toes dipping in the water, such bliss lol. The colours on this are gorgeous, a really fresh looking card. Love the versatility of the bottle. Great video.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

hollyberry said...

Such a clever card,love the tropical feel of it.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, I'm going to be daydreaming about being on a tropical beach, sipping a long cool drink, being waited on hand and foot all day now! Reality is rainy day, hormonal teenagers and exam season stress!
Crewe Trish, sending you my sympathies on the loss of big brother. Ditto to all Pam's comments. Hugs to all, Sue xxx.

Catherine Lyons said...

Good morning Sue what a great fun card i can almost see myself on a sunny island with a pina-colada in my hand .
Catherine V94

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable shaker card! Love the tropical details!

hettygarlick said...

I like the message in the bottle!

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

Shaker cards are just so much fun!
You've brightened my very wet dreary morning.

Croquet Queen x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the message in a bottle idea! A great card and so novel. Thank you for the tutorial, I look forward to watching it later when I get in from work. X

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

What a horrible wet morning, but what a lovely fun card to brighten our day, Thank you Sue its a really cheerful card today, it will be perfect for my daughter inb law as they live in Cyprus.

Sending love and healing hugs to everyone
Love Sharon
xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Debra K. said...

What a fun shaker card! Debra x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card-such a fun one.

Michele

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely summer card!
Thanks for the video!
Looking forward to try this myself :))

Barbara Gosden said...

Aloha Sue
A lovely tropical card, just what is needed on a wet and windy June day to cheer us up.
B xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love it.

Laura O' Connor said...

Very pretty card sue. Love the palm trees. Laura O

Jan Sayer said...

Just ingenious!
Jan
Northampton

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really clever card, love the beach look, hoping that the sunshine returns here soon.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Wet and windy here in Bristol, not warm and sunny like your card!
So pretty Sue and the Hibiscus is beautiful!
June I had to change as Orange was closing their emails, I have managed to move most but lost a few that I didn't update my new account with!
Love Marg

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Totally transported to this beautiful beach, lying listening to the sea lapping at the shores edge. The sand & seashells are truly shouting out to me to be shaken but that would wake me up. Such a fun card. Yvonne xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, what a fun card for o very gloomy day!!! Thankyou!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anne said...

What a fun card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a great card for certain people. What a brilliant imagination you have - thank you for all your wonderful ideas. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card for a cold wet morning. 'Flaming June' it definitely is not.

Love Rosemarie X X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a lovely happy card evoking warm sand, a cool breeze and an even colder drink by my side - so unlike what's happening to my garden in these gale force winds!...just off to watch the video to see how you've done it.

Izzy

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very nice card , loving the theme and wish i was somewhere sunny.

Saba Nice to see you back ,hope you are well.

Norah, i also am no lover of lightening ,i remember in 1967 the sky was green we had horrendous thunder and lightening i was 7 months pregnant and on my own as john was working overtime , so i decided to take my mind off it by doing the ironing { what a plonker } xx

Maureen ,you are so naughty , i give my john some stick at times , but your poor George well ,,,,, he deserves a medal .xx

Special hugs n loves to Crewe Trish and her Mum.xx

Pam i wish you a good day and echo your summery.

Take care Everyone
Big hugs to all

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Loyal Commenters,

Really, I like the bottle better without the outline. Looks more like a bottle. With the outline it looks short and fat, like something in a preschool.

Thanks for the tip on doing a soft, fluffy-cloud sky.

The Birthday Wishes words are nice, but I wonder if they convey the idea that the wishes are happy ones? Maybe, since it's not specified, that sentiment would be good for someone you don't like very much. So they can imagine you're sending wishes for a happy birthday, and you can imagine that you're sending them wishes that they start showing their age.

I was delighted and surprised to see at the papercrafting convention in Massachusetts this weekend that one of the vendors from Ohio had Creative Expressions Gilding Polish. The guy doing the demo showed how any diecut can be a mask, how one color of polish gives you, basically, a glimmer card stock, and the next color over a die cut used as a mask will completely hide the first color, except where the mask was. So if you use coordinating colors, you get a lovely effect. Also, the die cut used as a mask ends up in the second color. And he showed how you can ink a stamp with the polish, backgrounds as well as words. Of course I got lots of colors. One woman in my group described that demo as the shoe-polish stuff.

I saw several vendors that seemed to have copied some of Sue's dies, especially the window/door and the tree with the tire swing.

Spellbinders still doesn't have dies as graceful as Sue's, but at least they've stopped expecting us to make flowers one petal at a time.

Having a really good time with my friends being delighted by dies, stamps, samples and colors until my feet hurt so much they wouldn't let my eyes keep looking was so enjoyable that I forgot I've been anxious and angry and my will to live was getting sapped. It all came back to me at work Monday, though.

Oh well, as someone at work once said, that's why they call it work.

Crewe Trish, so sorry about your brother. Sending you love that I hope will add to all the love that everyone sends so that you can float on it through this terrible time. As my psychiatrist once told me, "This is the sucky time." That actually helped. Or as I saw on Facebook, "Sometimes life gets too lifey."

I hope you will find moments to enjoy, like meeting people your brother knew who will tell you something about him that you had never heard before but that is so like him.

Love,
Donita

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a tropical card today for us all to enjoy, just what we need. I love the way you have created the seagulls and the tiny shells are just so dinky. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
June you were luck with the upgrade but what a pain about the email account. Xxxx
Craftysuetoo I really sympathise with you, teenagers hormones and exams, lovely. It will soon be over xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a cute card! It makes you think of holidays in the warm sun and takes you away from the reality of the cold and damp weather here! I love the little 'message' in the bottle with the addition of sand and shells.
Hugs x
Heather T

SueJ said...

Lovely fun card, love all the elements.

val jones said...

Hi Sue, what a happy card. Love the cute bottle.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. You are right, this card certainly reminds me of a tropical beach. Love the seagulls in the background.

Lisbeth

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. Such a different card this morning . I love the little message in the bottle. going to pop the kettle on and watch the video...... Wendy

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic design and beautiful card Sue

Gr Karin

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely fun card.
Rosemary xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I'm glad to be back in 'craft land', after having an enjoyable, long weekend away but did miss my particraft fix. So now playing catch up on the blog. Like everyone else ,I do like today's card. It reminds me not only of tropical holidays spent in my mind but of those to look forward to in the future. Maybe an umbrella over the bottle with rain drenched hibiscus flowers would be more appropriate for now.lol. Hugs xx P Austen


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so different . love Jean Z xx

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue

Tressa said...

A lovely, bright and cheerful card. Just what one needs on a cold, soaking wet, early-summer morning here in Northamptonshire. It was so cold last night I had to add another throw to my bed to stop me shivering!!!

Teresa

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a fab and fun card. Would make anyone smile - love it and want the dies another one to my wish list...

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue so want to go away that's how it makes you feel great idea for the bottle
Thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I love today's scene! Definitely tropical... if only we could regularly get a little of that sunshine here LOL

June x

stitchingranny said...

I am not overly fond of shaker cards, but I do love the message in the bottle one. It is so different from anything else I have seen.

Hugs Helen x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I absolutely adore shaker cards, so anything 'shaker' is fantastic to me. I love this card and I love the 'thoughts' that it evokes to me.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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Ann said...



Hi Sue

Unusual card very clever design shaker cards are always so interesting and its

so nice to see the recipient's face when they see them This card brings so many

memories lovely.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Oh I do like to be beside the sea side. lol wonderful fun card Sue makes me want to go down to the coast
Great result June with the PC shame on BT for your treatment
Crewe Trish please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Brother your mum will need your support now more than ever
Hugs to all that need one
Stay safe out there
Hugs Theresa G xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a delightful card! I'm sitting here watching everything being battered by the gale force winds and your card is an oasis of calm amid the turmoil...at least the rain has stopped for a while lol. Off to watch the video.
Bejay xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A great fun card which would suit any age!
Doreen R

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, just the thing I needed on this cold rainy day, a bit of sunshine to cheer me up.
Great card, not yet seen the video, will watch that later so something to look forward to.
Wendyx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A fun card, love it.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a wonderful bright and cheerful card this morning. It was so good to see this to take my thoughts away from the gloomy day outside following the horrendous rain and winds which started yesterday evening and have only just started to calm down a little.
The dies are really useful and could be used for many different occasions.
Lesley S x

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Love how you have put the "message in a bottle" lol it is a very relaxing card to look at. Would love to receive one like this filled with Disorono and diet coke !!!! Love and hugs to Crewe Trish and family and Elaine and family and all who need a hug right now. Pam you really need to get onto your Union to give your bosses a kick up the backside! Xxxxxxxxxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab fun card. Great for birthdays on or near  holidays. I love all the elements especially the message in the bottle.

craftynanna said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely lovely card today it makes me think of sunshine and holidays and some of the lovely holidays I've had, it's a happy card and some of us need some happiness right now, hugs to all Johanna

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a cheery, fun card to brighten up this rainy, dull day. Love Alison xxx

Covgal said...

Good morning Sue, the card is lovely & different, love your Hibicus flowers. Thank you for your speedy response to my email yesterday. X

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue from a vey, very windy wet Somerset.

For once my county is not living up to it's name, sunny Somerset, I haven't seen the sunset for a few days now!

Love the 'message in a bottle' card, so appropriate for those that live by the sea or in a warmer clime than ours. I'm not going to ask where you get the inspiration from, it's from your wonderful imagination and I'm so pleased you share it with us all.

Crewe Trish, many condolences on the loss of your brother.
May the pain of the elephant standing on your heart ease with remembrance of the wonderful memories you have shared over the years. While you speak his name, talk, write, think and remember him, he will never be gone, just missing for a while until you meet again.

Gentle hugs and healing prayers to all in discomfort, pain or loss
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Oh I do love the concept of ur shaker cards. U make it so easy to do. Love the stuff I've put in the bottle!! Fab xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely fun card to brighten a dreary day. Love the palm trees and the flowers. Reminds me of my holiday.

Barbara V

Scottydog said...

Well this really made me smile today. Here we are with the wind blowing a gale, the rain beating down & Sue's card shows a tropical island scene! It certainly brightened my day. Thanks Sue!

dragonswing said...

Such a lovely card. I LOVE the beach and water. I just wish I could find the plastic insert. I was searching and found a combo of the die and one insert on ebay but can't find additional inserts. This could be such a fun idea.

ursula said...

A brilliant card Sue, I can think of a couple of ideas that would suit cards I need using this idea...thank you....luv Ursula xx

ursula said...

Dragonswing if you are in the UK, joannasheen.com has them for £2.95.....xxx

barbara macaskill said...

So awesome! On this rainy day,5th or 6th in a row (but who's counting?), it is a welcome sight to remind me that Summer might arrive soon! Thanks for the dose of sunshine thoughts!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue
Oh this card is just fantastic, I love it.
Pam and Elaine, I know you will never believe this but the first thing people usually say to George when they meet him for the first time is "How do you put up with her" ha ha. He wouldn't change me for the World - I have all the bank details lol.
Pam, hope the old chest is behaving.
Elaine, hope all is good with your family.
Myra, what lessons do you have today!!!
Yvonne, hope you feel livelier soon.
Laine, we miss you.
Crewe Trish, thinking of you and your family.
Donita, your conventions sounds brilliant - can we all come next year? Sorry that you have come down to earth with a bump at work. Hope the Kid is improving.
Ladies, I've spoken to Yvonne and she is fine but incredibly tired and hardly able to function. She's popping in when she can and leaving a short note. There's nothing sinister in her absence so don't worry. Her parents will be visiting this weekend which will probably give her a boost. She has spoken to Laine who she said is fine but very busy and will eventually post again.
Love to all xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. You do realise that this card has put us all in the holiday mood and considering the weather most of us are experiencing today that is a lovely idea. I for one am happy to have such thoughts.

Love Brenda xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card, love the message in a bottle, the tropical hibiscus and the palm trees, wonder if it would be like that in Barbados!!
Pam echoing you as always
Maureen what can I say, poor George
Its Billy's birthday today and the grandchildren coming after school with presents and a cake, tomorrow nurse coming to take out his staples all 45 of them ouch!!

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant fun card,good one to do with children,lots of fun to be had.
Best wishes
Karen M

Norah McPhee said...

good afternoon Sue and the happy gang of Wilsonettes,
Crikey its funny the thoughts that go through your head when you see something for the first time and today it was the song "Message in a bottle" which forgive my ignorance but i think it was the group Madness or somewhere along those lines that sung it. This card would definitely make a different postcard to send home or a lovely card for the gents in our lives that love to travel. Yes it reminds me of the dinky bottles of milk that we used to get at Primary school with a wee red straw, the only thing wrong with them was that the milkman left them outside from early in the morning from his milk float and if the sun was up and warming up, guess what else was warming up and didn't taste as good, yueck. That was when milk came in glass bottles and the cream on the top would rise in the frozen cold mornings and the silver foil lid would rise with it, or the birds would be in at it first to get the cream from the top. It was always funny when we were at my Nanas staying and watching the lazy neighbours that weren't up with the lark shooing the birds away from their bottles of milk and shaking a fist at them for taking the best bit of the milk. Thank you flower for a lovely card and my memories.
Happy Birthday Billy, i hope that you have as lovely a day as you can but no jigging with the grandchildren tonight or your body will say"nnnnooooo, please how much pain do you think i can cope with at one time". Enjoy your day flower. The first birthday cake that my daddy had was when i bought it out of the shop as i got older. I couldn't believe that he had never had a birthday cake but he was born in 1934 so perhaps it wasn't that possible. I never missed a birthday for him nor mum that they didn't have a birthday cake to mark their special day just as they marked Jim and mines.
Crewe Trish, sending you hugs and prayers flower, you and Mum are in my thoughts.x
Sending hugs to all the Wilsonettes,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Just a fun card design. Perfect for a summer card. Shaky, shaky, shaky!

Anonymous said...

What a great fun card, Sue, lovely design and the shaker bottle is brilliant. Having PC and phone troubles since the storms, sadly not showing your video on page - so unable to access. Anyway, will thank you in advance of viewing!
Crewe Trish - so very sorry to see that you have lost your brother, thinking of your family. Hold fast to the good times, if you can.
Tres - apologies, will blame aforementioned PC trouble for not seeing your post - sad for you on the loss of Charlie Puss, we love them all perhaps too much.
News of Yeti tomorrow, PC willing.
Donita - so envious, seems you're having a fab time. Nothing like a spot of retail craft therapy to lift the spirits!! Think I could do with some of that.
Hugs to all, especially our missing people.

'P' in Wales

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A very pretty card and very different which is always nice! I love the flowers and palm trees too! A cup of soup , an umbrella and a pair of wellies would be more fitting for here today!!
Our lawn is covered in twigs and even some branches- this usually happens in winter - not June!
Maureen - I have got a Detention! I have to write 100 times - ' I must not be rude to my elders' .
Norah - I'm now humming message in a bottle - thanks for that!!
Maureen thanks for the news on Yvonne and Laine! Yvonne so sorry you aren't well. Hope you get some strength back very soon!
Thanks Pam - as ever - you keeep us up to date .
Love to all,
Myra xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a fun Card and I love the message in the bottle. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the message in a bottle Die. Reminds me of the song by police.

Vie Carter said...

Great fun card today, fantastic dies

Vie
x

karenlotty said...

Lovely fun card today I wondered if I could colour sanitising gel (as per your fish bowl idea) with brown food colouring and turn it into a beer bottle!

CraftyJo said...

Cute :)

CraftyJo said...

Norah (Glenochil) said "Message in a bottle" which forgive my ignorance but i think it was the group Madness or somewhere along those lines that sung it

I think you'll find it was the Police who sang it Norah, about the only one of theirs I ever really liked. ;)

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely tropical island card shame our weather doesn't match this tropical card
Joy Xx

liz spooner said...

This is a really fun idea, great for kids.xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

This lovely card reminds me of our amazing vacations spent on tropical beaches.Love the tropical details! Thanks for sharing.

Donita – You are so funny … and so right about “The Birthday Wishes” words!
Pam - Echoing your comments today.
Maureen – Thanks for the update. Good to know that our friends are OK.
Myra – You put a smile on my face today :) Thanks

Latest news: The Kid is home and doing well, although still in a lot of pain.
Doctors are pleased with the surgery and now they just have to wait for the pathology dept to come back with the results, a few weeks. He says hello and thank you for the prayers to everyone.

Sending hugs to all who need them
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a fabulous and fun card, i love the little shells.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
You have made me smile this card is just fun I will catch up with the video next week when I can catch my breath there is so much do do.I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts it really helps

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. I do hope the summer weather improves soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Such an appropriate card for a miserable windy day just lovely great video too
Sending good wishes to all

Pawprintx4 said...

What a cute card this is! I love the beach theme...the small shells I can find here in SC. Thank you so much for sharing your fun design.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you for a brilliant video, I loved watching you put together this card, it was obvious you enjoyed doing it. I think we would all like to be sitting under the palm trees, I wouldn't even read the message in the bottle just in case it said help was on its way!

Elaine, thank you, I'm fine. Missing Blighty of course but hopefully the family will be visiting here soon, so looking forward to that.
Maureen thank you for the update, hope the dastardly duo will soon be back on form. Hugs to them both.
Donita, how would you feel about about us gatecrashing your convention next time, it sounded brilliant.
Norah, I cant get that tune out of my head now!
Crewe Trish, you are in my thoughts and prayers, wish I could give you a real hug.
Pam I loved your advice to Maureen to " give your head a shake". Never heard that one before. She needs a good shaking.
Carmen, Myra puts a smile on my face everyday, I've only got to remember her in her dark glasses before we entered Poundland to make me chuckle.
Love and hugs for all
Saba. xxx

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Oh what a great card,love the set of message in a bottle.Nice
looking hibiscus flowers
How nice it would to be on a beach right now. So cold and wet if
you are in the UK right now, hopefully it is just a glitz and the
summer soon is back again.
Sending many hugs to all who are sad, in pain, having an op or
treatments. My thoughts are with you all and wishes for some
lighter days to come.
Happy Birthday Billy, hope you have had a nice day
Take care all,

Maria x

Barbara said...

Fabulous video Sue, loved it!
I have all the dies and will definitely be having a go at this card.

Narrowboat girl said...

Such a fun card Sue. I like the message in a bottle. Going to put my feet up now & watch the video

Di said...



Hi Sue,
This card is amazing, fun and awesome. Love the message in the bottle that makes it, The palm trees are beautiful and so are the hibiscus. Love it, love the dies and the creativity of the card.
Cheers,
Di B.
Tasmania.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That has cheered up a miserable day for wether, fabulous

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I love your card today !!! I have not watched your video yet as I am very tired at the moment. I will leave it until I feel better tomorrow. ( Something to look forward to !!! ) Your message in a bottle idea is great, and your Tropical dies look fab Sue !!! I love them all, the palm trees, the Hibiscus flowers and sea shells, basically I just love all your Tropical die sets and I think your new "Birthday Wishes" word die set is another "must have" set near the top of my huge wish list !!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful, sunny, bright and cheerful card today. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

P in Wales, thank you for kind comments about Charlie puss.
He started his life as a Feral cat. He was found near the Hospital where I worked at the time. No one wanted him so I took him home with me. You could tell he was an older kitten. I was only meant to look after him for one night. We put posters up and phoned around ect but no one ever came to claim him. He was a proper wild one, but over the years he became so calm and so loving that he got to the point where he wanted to come and curl up on my lap and have lots of cuddles !!! The staff at the vets were amazed as they said he would never reach that point as he was to wild. He was with me for about sixteen and a half years and became a real treasured member of my family. He came such a long way, from how he first started his life. When I met my other half, he moved in with me and Charlie puss had to adjust to living with his two dogs as well !!! It took a few years but Charlie puss ruled the roost in our house with the dogs and had myself and Steve wrapped around his little paws !!! They say cats have servants and I think we all were. Lots of love to you from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I am so late, it was always going to be a busy day but then I also had a funeral to attend. Your card is just what I needed after a long, very wet (it hasn't stopped raining all day) and a somewhat sad day. I love all the contents of the bottle and the tiny seagulls are so sweet. Thanks for the tip on making the cloudy sky background, I must give that a go.

Carmen - glad the Kid is home and I hope he gets on top of the pain soon.
Tres - thanks for Charlie Puss' story. I'm sure that all the strays we take in could tell a tale or two and yes, we are definitely their servants :-)
'P' - look forward to the update on Yeti.

Going to fall into bed now so goodnight everyone.

Frances

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Love this x
Got the dies and treat cups for this one - got to make this when feeling better x
Lots of love to you all x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Littlelamb said...

Like this card Sue. Thank you. Feels more like winter here though.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the tropical theme.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Marie said...

aNOTHER LOVELY CARD sUE. i LOVED THE VIDEO TOO.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Love the tropical feel about this card. Reminder for the holidays.

Thanks too for the video, and I also love all the little "add-ons" Great card.

Love n hugs Dorothy
from Gusty, Wet and Horrible Baldock.

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is so tropical and fun! I love shaker cards.

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